NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn says youngster Dom Jefferies could play at Scunthorpe United on Saturday if he can’t bring in a new right-back before the game.

Flynn is on the hunt for a right-back with Dan Leadbitter still injured and Danny McNamara returning to his parent club Millwall.

Jefferies started as a right wing-back in Tuesday’s Trophy win against MK Dons before switching to right-back.

“We started off with wing-backs but they had a lot of the ball in the opening 20 minutes so we changed it and went to a back four,” explained Flynn.

“I’ve always said that Dom is going to end up as a right-back. He’s better coming on to the ball.

“It’s an option [for Scunthorpe]. I could have played him at Millwall, but I didn’t think it would be fair.

“We thought about playing Ryan Inniss there, but Benno (Scot Bennett) is the one who can play near enough anywhere for us and he never lets us down.”

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Flynn has already made one signing this month with the arrival of forward Billy Waters (above) on loan from Northampton Town.

“He can play wide, he can play up front, he can play just off the front man and he can play as an attacking midfielder in a number 10 role,” said the Exiles boss.

“He will give us a lot of options and he’ll provide that link between the midfield and the strikers as well.

“He’s somebody I’ve liked for a long time. I just haven’t been able to afford him, if I’m totally honest.

“He got bought from Cheltenham for £70,000 and he would have been on decent wages.

“I’m just thankful that we were able to do a deal with Northampton on the contribution [to his wages].

“He’s a good player and I value him, and I know Northampton do as well. But people want different things at times.

“They want to tweak things and move things around. It doesn’t mean that there’s any fallout or anything like that.

“I’m glad that I’ve been able to get Billy here.”

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